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Cybersecurity is not very important

by Andrew Odlyzko

While machine learning has proven to be promising in several application domains, our understanding of its behavior and limitations is still in its nascent stages. One such domain is that of cybersecurity. Presented within is a new interdisciplinary area of research, at the crossroads of machine learning, cybersecurity, and streaming data mining. ...


Interview

An interview with Lana Yarosh: confronting social isolation with the help of technology

Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

While machine learning has proven to be promising in several application domains, our understanding of its behavior and limitations is still in its nascent stages. One such domain is that of cybersecurity. Presented within is a new interdisciplinary area of research, at the crossroads of machine learning, cybersecurity, and streaming data mining. ...



Interview

Computing a landing spot on Mars: an interview with Victor Pankratius

May 2019
Interviewed by Walter Tichy

The purpose of the Mars rover is in its name---to rove, explore, study Martian geology, look for signs of water, look for signs of life (past or present), etc. However, achieving these and other objectives requires putting the rover down on a suitable landing site, i.e. a site suitable for searching for the desired information and safe to land and function without hindrance or breaking down.

The data for making these decisions comes from prior Mars missions. Selecting a suitable landing site is a complex process typically taking several years. Researchers at MIT's Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research prototyped a new software that can help NASA mission planners to more rapidly and reliably find landing sites, potentially reducing the total time required to weeks. In this interview, Victor Pankratius, leader of the research team, shares some insight into the project.

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An interview with Jason Ernst: incentives of a decentralized networking infrastructure

April 2019
Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

In this series of interviews with innovation leaders, Ubiquity Associate Editor and software engineer, Dr. Bushra Anjum, sits down with Jason Ernst, CTO of RightMesh, to discuss how his company is using mobile mesh networks to decentralize existing network infrastructure in areas where it doesn't exist or is too expensive to maintain--effectively putting the control of data in the hands of the people.

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